Tuaiwa Hautai Eva Rickard

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Tuaiwa Hautai Eva Rickard

Tainui Āwhiro, Ngāti Koata

Eva Rickard is well known for leading the long struggle to have Raglan Golf Course returned to whānau. She was a courageous campaigner and activist dedicated to championing Māori. Disillusioned with the political structure, Rickard worked to adapt the party political machine and Pākehā system, she founded the Mana Māori Movement and was a member of Mana Motuhake. 

Eva Rickard also championed women’s rights within te ao Māori, encouraging Māori women to speak at official gatherings, including on the marae.

Watch this excerpt from Standing in the Sunshine as Eva Rickard talks about her disillusionment with the political structure.

Listen to Eva Rickard talking about her life.

Eva Rickard – Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

Image: Screengrab Standing in the Sunshine, Part 1: Power.

Catalogue Reference F21173

Year 1993


Director: Melanie Read
Producer: Malcolm Hall

Excerpt: 0:01:01

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